1995 – Then Van Halen frontman Sammy Hagar weds model Kari Karte atop a San Francisco-area mountain. Bandmates Eddie and Alex Van Halen, Michael Anthony and their wives are among the guests.
1995 – Brian Eno gives a speech at the awarding of the Turner Prize for art in London. “The making of new culture is England’s only growth industry aside from heritage,” he muses. “Instead of creating controversy by raising questions, trying to answer a few might not be such a bad idea.”
1995 – The Beatles’ Anthology I sets a first-week sales record, shifting 1.2 million copies in the U.S.
1995 – “One Sweet Day,” Mariah Carey’s duet with Boyz II Men enters the Chart Toppers Hot 100.
1995 – Michael Jackson is crowned best male artist and Bjork best female artist.
1995 – The 60-track “The Beatles Anthology I” is released including the previously unreleased track “Free As A Bird.”
1995 – Rappers 2pac Shakur and Tha Dogg Pound get into the holiday spirit by giving out
1995 – No. 1 Chart Toppers Pop Hit: “Exhale (Shoop Shoop),” Whitney Houston.
1995 – Bruce Springsteen’s 13th album, “The Ghost of Tom Joad,” is released.
1995 – The Frank Sinatra 80th Birthday Tribute is held at Los Angeles’ Shrine Auditorium. Bob Dylan was going to perform “That’s Life,” but supposedly the ailing Chairman of the Board convinced him to tackle “Restless Farewell” instead. Paula Abdul sings “Luck Be a Lady.” Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Eydie Gorme, and Steve Lawrence are the […]
1995 – The Rolling Stones become the first band to Webcast one of their concerts over the Internet today.
1995 – As part of the shaping of Time Warner’s merger with Turner, Michael Fuchs is ousted from his position as head of Time Warner’s record labels as well as cable channel HBO.